Ottawa County Community Foundation
"Doing Good.  Forever."

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The Foundation Awarded 27 Grants in 2015

The Ottawa County Community Foundation awarded 25 grants totaling $38,354 in 2015.  Funding for these grants comes from the earnings from several unrestricted funds including the Armburster Fund, Peterson-Blackburn Fund, Rhiel Fund, Rofkar Fund, Stensen Memorial Fund, Thierwechter Fund and Johnson Fund.  Nonprofit organizations in Ottawa County or serving Ottawa County are invited to submit grant request applications to address current and emerging needs in the fields of education, social services, physical and mental health, safe and positive living environments, natural resources and the arts. The Foundation serves to provide for the enrichment of the quality of life in the Ottawa County community.

Salvation Army School Supplies & book bags for low-income/at risk students
Oak House Trip to Henry Ford Museum & Greenfield Village
United Way Ottawa County Weekend summer food program in Port Clinton
Friends of P.C. Parks Posts, Backboards, Hoops for new basketball courts
Stein Hospice Educational resources, pamphlets, therapy supplies
The First Tee Student scholarships for junior golf and life skills programs
St. Paul Lutheran Church   Irrigation system, brochures, garden shed for community garden
Firelands Symphony Orchestra Green Golly Flute Project to Bataan & Danbury Elementary Schools
Oak Harbor Development Group Business district flower program
Danbury Twp. Police Department Automatic external defibrillator
Otterbein North Shore Music & Memory program for elders
Riders Unlimited Motorized lift & safety upgrades
Oak Harbor Chamber Foundation Sound system & equipment
Ottawa County Board of D.D. Printing brochures, advertising on OCTA buses
Ottawa Nat'l. Wildlife Refuge Assoc.      Binoculars & books for Oak Harbor Library partnership
Musical Arts Series in Port Clinton Performances at retirement centers, master class for students
Ottawa County Museum Frames for old stained glass windows
Ability Center of Ottawa County Recreation activities for Day at the Range & Adventure Fair
Greater P.C. Area Arts Council Display of local artists' work on building at Friendship Park
Life is Good No Matter What Provide experiences for adults with terminal cancer
Humane Society Ottawa County  Spay/neuter program
Church of Truth Ministries Purchase food for food pantry
Genoa Academic Committee Chromebooks for high school students
Black Swamp Conservancy Materials for a boardwalk on Middle Bass Island
P.C. Lighthouse Conservancy Wireless alarm system
National MS Society Ohio Chapter Short term emergency & support services to MS patients
Ottawa County Historical Society Ottawa County 175th Anniversary book project

Celebrating Our Successes. . .

The Ottawa County Community Foundation is dedicated to helping you with your philanthropy whether through memorial donations or as part of your estate plan or will.

The Ottawa County Community Foundation is
a public charitable organization created by the citizens of our community to improve
the quality of life for those who live and work
in the Ottawa County area.

* The Foundation established a permanent endowment to support a variety of charitable programs designed to address the current and emerging needs of local residents in the fields of education, social services, physical and mental health, safe and positive living environment, natural resources and the arts.

College Scholarships are awarded to deserving students to support their post-secondary educational endeavors


You may contribute to an existing fund with as little as $5.  A named fund may be established with a gift of $10,000 or more.  A named scholarship fund may be established with a gift of $25,000 or more. Perpetual scholarships and grants are awarded from the funds.  

 County Community Foundation encourages

“Doing good.  Forever."


Ottawa County Community Foundation
P.O. Box 36
Port Clinton, Ohio 43452
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